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No Water River

no water river

Renee La Tulippe’s No Water River is a generous resource for kids, parents, techers and writers interested in children’s poetry and picture books.



ALA Poetry Blast @ Sylvia Vardell’s “Poetry for Children”

Poetry Blast

Sylvia Vardell’s “Poetry for Children” blog is invaluable for children’s poetry lovers.   Dr. Vardell and poet Janet Wong are the creators of the highly acclaimed Poetry Friday Anthology series.



Poetry Minute

Poetry Minute


Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt helps teachers share poetry with their students by providing poems from the beginning of September until the end of June.  I’m proud to have my poem “Shaggy Dog” included here.  Guess who the poem is about…


Drawing by Stephanie

Drawing by Stephanie


I took my handy dandy FlipCam with me to the 8th annual ALSC Poetry Blast…First up, Stephanie Calmenson.”  – Sylvia Vardell, PhD, Professor, Texas Woman’s University, School of Library & Information Studies

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